Today’s post is a combination of speech-language pathology and equine activities. Let’s talk about safety awareness in the therapy world first. Through the speech pathologist lens, safety awareness comes down to how a person communicates in an unsafe situation. Does the individual know their address? A phone number? Can they communicate their name? Do they… Continue reading
Expressive language is how we share our thoughts, feelings, and ideas with others. This can be spoken, signed, or communicated with an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Expressive language is one of the nine domains that speech-language pathologists treat. An expressive language impairment can be developmental or acquired. The impairment can occur from birth,… Continue reading
Hello! It has been a (very) long time, but I am back! I have a new path forward for this blog, and I have been very busy in my personal life. The most relevant news is that I am completing my Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and will graduate at the end of… Continue reading
Much of riding is multiple-step directions. Pick up the reins; sit up tall; long legs. These are three basic instructions given to clients, often as one direction. Not all clients can follow multiple, sequential instructions and instructors (and volunteers) need to be able to adjust the way they give directions. Continue reading
What You Need:Puzzle Board Puzzle Pieces*can make or buy Puzzles are a great activity for fine motor skill development and cognitive development. Puzzles require matching, memorization, and manipulation of fingers and hands. Oftentimes, we play with puzzles off the horse but here’s a way to play on horseback! Continue reading
Hello! I am a PATH, Intl CTRI (certified therapeutic riding instructor) and ESMHL (equine specialist in mental health and learning). I am also a graduate student clinician in speech-language pathology.
This is my little arena where I will share my experience in equine assisted activities and my burgeoning knowledge in speech-language pathology.
I’m so happy to have you here!